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Contains:  Veil nebula, Lace-work nebula, Filamentary nebula, NGC 6960, The star 52Cyg

Image of the day 10/21/2019

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    NGC6960 The Witches Broom, 


            Dave Boddington
    NGC6960 The Witches Broom

    NGC6960 The Witches Broom

    Technical card

    Resolution: 4498x3563

    Integration: 0.0 hours job: 2983558

    RA center: 311.717 degrees

    DEC center: 30.610 degrees

    Pixel scale: 1.150 arcsec/pixel

    Orientation: 89.992 degrees

    Field radius: 0.917 degrees

    Data source: Backyard


    NGC6960 The Witches Broom imaged through my Esprit 150/SX-46 with piggybacked Esprit 100/ASI1600mm on a Mesu 200 in early September 2019. Ha and RGB through the 150 and Ha and Oiii through the 100 as follows Esprit 150 2.5hrs R, 1.7hrs G, 1.5 hrs B Esprit 100 9hrs Ha, 6hrs Oiii total 29hrs.

    Processed in Pixinsight and Photoshop, in particular I used StarNet to produce starless narrowband images which I then blended with the starry ones and layered over the R G and B in photoshop using blend mode lighten, Ha to Red at 100%, Oiii added to Blue at 100% and to Green at 50%. RGB was processed using Pixinsights HSVrep process then ArcSin.



    Dave Boddington
    License: None (All rights reserved)

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    NGC6960 The Witches Broom, 


            Dave Boddington